Metro Public Works offers update on tornado recovery

Posted at 8:41 AM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 18:18:19-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Public Works has offered an update on the progress of their tornado recovery in neighborhoods impacted by last Tuesday's tornadoes.

According to Metro Public Works, by Sunday around 5 p.m., the following had been achieved:

  • 768 loads of debris have been hauled to the transfer stations so far. Saturday, 208 loads - measuring 7,870 cubic yards - were hauled. 60 trucks were out collecting curbside debris all day. 25 of the trucks have a 150-cubic yard capacity.
  • 94 tons of trash were collected from Saturday to Sunday. Six trash trucks collected household trash from affected areas Saturday. Additional trash pickup capacity will be added as necessary.
  • 76 roads have reopened, with 40 roads still closed. 15 right-of-way crews are working round-the-clock. A total of 116 roads were closed initially.
  • 57 traffic signals have been restored, while 13 were undamaged but await power restoration. A total of 72 signals were damaged or lacking power following the storms.
  • 144 stop signs have been repaired or replaced, with 40 more signs waiting to be replaced, once crews can access them.

Public Works will provide more updates as they become available.